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Adolescent Identity

What is identity? Identity is about knowing who you are. Knowing yourself is knows your identity. Identity includes: Sense of self according to your Roles Skills Knowledge Personality Behavior Culture Ethnicity Religions Gender Family Friends Identity formation is very complex, it: Begins in childhood Takes place over a long period …

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Abnormal Puberty

Definition Precocious(Early Puberty) Delayed Puberty Sexual development before the age of 8 years in girls and 9 years in boys Sexual developments do not appear by age 13 years for girls and 14 years for boys Causes Brain disorders e.g.tumors, previous brain disease Hereditary (runs in the family) Chromosome (genetic) …

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I am Too Tall

Introduction Being tall is usually an advantage You might be genetically tall as your parents There are medical conditions associated with extreme tallness   Are you worried about being tall? Abnormal “tall stature” may be associated with some medical conditions such as Marfan syndrome and Thyrotoxicosis. Marfan Syndrome is characterized …

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I am Short

Introduction Why am I short? Am I normal? Your final height in life is mainly determined by your genes Final height can be measured by knowing your parental heights (your doctor will do this calculation) If your parents are short, you might also be short Height is also determined by …

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Wet Dreams

What are wet dreams? Oops! I am wet again! These are normal. Do not try to stop your body’s natural response. These are also called nocturnal orgasm or sleep orgasm It occurs during sleep in boys It is a normal occurrence in boys It is a sexual arousal to the …

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Pre –menstrual syndrome

INTRODUCTION Pre menstrual syndrome (PMS) is a combination of physical and emotional symptom related to a woman’s menstrual cycle. It occurs 1 or 2 weeks before the menstrual cycle and disappear shortly before or shortly after the menstrual flow. The emotional and physical symptoms that occur are of sufficient severity …

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Dysmenorrhoea

Introduction Dysmenorrhoea means pain during menstruation. About 60 to 70% of adolescent female have dysmenorrhoea. Most of them have mild symptoms. However, about 25% of them have severe dysmenorrhoea that interferes with their daily activities. Dysmenorrhoea can be classified into primary or secondary dysmenorrhoea Secondary dysmenorrhoea occurs mostly in adult …

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Sexual Maturity

When do I become sexually matured? Sexual maturation occurs during the teenage years. Changes that occur in boys and girls physically will make them capable of producing babies. For girls, the start of periods will enable them to become pregnant For boys, sperm production and ejaculation is the hallmark of …

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Normal Puberty

Introduction Puberty comes as you grow up! Puberty is marked by your ability to have children. Some people call it sexual maturity.   Definition Puberty is the time in your life when your: Body changes from that of a child to an adult. These changes include ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ sex …

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